Ergonomics were a very important consideration for Hans J. Wegner, and the Carl Hansen & Son CH46 Chair is no exception. Carefully considered slopes and proportions, ensure that this chair is perfectly suited for the human body. The comfortable armrest, oak frame and hand-woven paper cord seat make this design truly timeless; a sculptural and elegant chair that is ideally suited for entrance halls, dining rooms, public meeting areas and conference halls. This design is also available without an armrest in the Carl Hansen & Son CH47 Chair.
With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1931 and subsequently entered the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. After receiving his architectural degree in 1938, he worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Muller's architectural office before establishing his own office in 1943.
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